Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day] — Iran — 20 Feb 2012 at 21:54
I beg to move,
That this House believes that the use of force against Iran would be wholly counterproductive and would serve only to encourage any development of nuclear weapons; and calls upon the Government to rule out the use of force against Iran and reduce tensions by redoubling diplomatic efforts.
I beg to move an amendment, to leave out from “House” to the end of the Question and add,
‘supports the Government’s efforts to reach a peaceful, negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through a combination of pressure in the form of robust sanctions, and engagement led by the E3+3 comprising the UK, US, France, Germany, China and Russia; and recognises the value of making clear to Iran that all options for addressing the issue remain on the table.’.
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided:
Ayes 285, Noes 6.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||148 (+1 tell)||1 (+1 tell)||0||49.3%|
|LDem||27 (+1 tell)||0||0||49.1%|
|PC||0||1 (+1 tell)||0||66.7%|
|John Baron||Basildon and Billericay||Con||no|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab||no|
|John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|